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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2003
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 83658)
The Wine News rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby red with a hint of deep purple, our Pinot Noir releases intense red and black fruit aromas. Black cherry flavors, accentuated with hints of strawberry and red earth, deliver rich, supple red and black fruit characteristics that intensify mid palate. Its acidity and tannin are well integrated and balanced as representative of our classic Clos Du Val style. The soft, velvety finish continues to linger and dance in the mouth.
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About Clos du Val Wine Co.:

Clos Du Val, French for "small vineyard estate of a small valley," was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by Franco-American entrepreneur John Goelet. After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class wines, 150 acres in Stags Leap and 180 acres in Carneros were chosen, solidifying Clos Du Val's iconic stature and formidable place in Napa Valley history.

Today, for Clos Du Val Winemaker Kristy Melton, it is the bounty from these renowned vineyards that acts as the foundation for the distinctive, terroir-driven wines of balance and elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.